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"exposition" in British English

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expositionnoun

uk   us   /ˌek.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/
  • exposition noun (EXPLANATION)

[C or U] formal a ​clear and ​fullexplanation of an ​idea or ​theory: It ​purports to be an exposition of ​Catholicsocialteaching.

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  • exposition noun (SHOW)

[C] (also expo) a show in which ​industrialgoods, ​works of ​art, etc. are ​shown to the ​public: the San Francisco exposition Expo 92 (= a show that ​happened in 1992)
(Definition of exposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exposition" in American English

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expositionnoun [C]

 us   /ˌek·spəˈzɪʃ·ən/
  • exposition noun [C] (EXPLANATION)

fml a ​statement that ​explains something ​clearly literature fml Exposition in a written ​work is the ​passages which ​explain where ​events take ​place, what ​happened before the ​storybegins, and the ​background of the ​characters.
  • exposition noun [C] (SHOW)

(short form expo) a ​bigpublicevent in which the ​goods of many different ​companies or ​organizations are ​shown: the San Francisco exposition
(Definition of exposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exposition" in Business English

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expositionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌekspəˈzɪʃən/ ( abbreviation expo) COMMERCE, MARKETING
a show in which ​industrialgoods, ​works of art, etc. are shown to the ​public: a ​machinery and ​equipment exposition
(Definition of exposition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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